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Robert James Fischer vs Samuel Reshevsky
Fischer - Reshevsky (1961), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Jul-24
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-21-05  RookFile: Another terrific game by
Reshevsky, using his new
( for that time ) idea
of ...Ng4 to neutralize
Fischer's chances. And
11... b6!! What a sharp
move! Maybe it was this
game that gave Fischer the
idea for his ... b6 against

Portisch vs Fischer, 1966

Kasparov says he thinks Fischer
was very worried about the
strong resistance Reshevsky
was giving him (which might
be why it prematurely ended)
and he may have a point.

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  Eyal: 8...Ng4 wasn't quite Reshevsky's idea - according to chessbase databse, it's already been played about 20 times before this game (starting from 1957), among others by Furman, Stein, and Eliskases. But at any rate, Reshevsky did put it to good use in games 4&6 of the match. In games 8&10 Fischer tried a Maroczy Bind with 5.c4, but also without achieving much (he could have won game 8, but it didn't have anything to do with the opening). So overall, with the exception of game 2 (Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1961), Reshevsky did quite a good job during the match with the Accelerated Dragon in neutralizing Fischer when he played White.
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  Nimzonick: This is one of the most interesting games in this match! I think Reshevsky's play was just marvelous. 14...Qxc3! 15.Qxa8 Qa1+ 16.Kd2 Qa5+ 17.c3 Qa2+ 18.Ke1 Ba6 threatening mate and forcing Fischer to sacrifice his queen for the f8 rook.
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